Nestled among the spruce and birch trees on the banks
of the spectacular Upper Kenai River the Upper Kenai River Inn
awaits you. Located near the center of Cooper Landing at Mile Post
48.6 or 18116 Sterling Highway (a
beautiful two hour drive south of Anchorage). We offer you comfortable
rooms with private in room baths and your own personal deck
overlooking the river. The perfect spot to relax and commune with
The access to
activities is as unlimited as your imagination. Fish, hike, bike,
raft, birdwatch, photograph, sketch, paint, horseback ride or just
sit back and watch the world drift by on the mighty Upper Kenai
The Upper Kenai River Inn was constructed in 2000. It
is a dream of James and Peggy Givens. It is an eclectic mix of
very diverse personalities and fifty plus years of marriage. The glue
that melds it together and makes it work is a deep love for nature
and each other. James and Peggy will pamper you with a full
breakfast served at 8:00 AM each morning.
binoculars and watch wildlife from our decks which can include
dall sheep, moose, wolverines, wolves, coyotes, brown and black
bears, mountain goats, beavers, migrating salmon, bald and golden
eagles, trumpeter swans, loons, mallards, golden eyes, merganzers,
harlequins, redheads, buffelheads, and any number of song birds.
All winter, eagles patrol the river looking for silver salmon. As
many as a dozen eagles have been seen at one time from our decks.
In the fall as many as thirty-three migrating trumpeter swans have
been seen on the river in front of the house.